Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019

The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is publishing today the list
of watches pre-selected by its 2019 jury.

These 84 timepieces are thus continuing to compete for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, that will reward contemporary watchmaking excellence.

The winners will be announced on Thursday November 7th 2019, at the 19th GPHG Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. Master of Ceremonies, actor and director Edouard Baer will once again be orchestrating this event that will be broadcast live on and by our media partners. #gphg2019

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